Can we get the ability to add a note/message to flagged comments? When I say note/message, I mean a message that is visible only to the admin/moderator who comes across your flag. Not to the community as a whole.
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Right now, flags are simple - flag a comment enough times, and it goes away.
OK, so you are talking about something similar to the Flag for moderator review feature for posts... That still seems like over-kill. 'Time was, we could just delete comments. Any comments. For any reason. Anywhere. Anyone's. And Life Was Good, albeit confusing and full of bizarre arguments half-deleted. Now it feels like they're becoming less annotations and more like a mini-forum attached to each post. If that's the idea, then I'd still rather have threading.
I like it. Also, a derivative of this would be super-useful. As far as I can tell, flagged comments don't give any indication the comment is flagged as opposed to the question. So Mods needs to go to the question and start hunting.
Of course we review the question in general after a flag, but this would let us zero in immediately.
You can just report the post to the mods with a description of the issue with the comment at fault right now.
I don't think the comment voting/flagging was ever meant to actually matter or be looked at. I certainly don't believe there are enough cases where this would be needed where we would need to add all this complexity to such a simple system.